Foodborne Illnesses

Foodborne illnesses are types of illnesses that come from food. Each year, 48 million people in the U.S. get sick from contaminated food. Foodborne illnesses are caused by bacteria, parasites and/or viruses. Some can come from raw or under cooked meats others might come from raw egg. Foodborne illnesses can come from food that is properly stored. Some can be very deadly and others might not be that severe. Foodborne illness are diseases you get from food that was not handled correctly. There are many ways that foodborne illness can happen, such as the danger zone which is when you leave food out in the temperatures between 40 and 140 degrees any food can get foodborne illness When it is left in the danger zone for more that 30 minutes. Another way the illness can happen is if you have a bacteria on you, then you touch some food without washing your hands. Then the bacteria can get from your hands to the food and grow from there. Bacteria can produce one million more in 30 minutes. If you want to stop foodborne illness you need to wash your hands properly before touching any food. Also If you are cooking and you need to leave the room for more than a half an hour, you either need to refrigerate the food or heat it up. Another way to prevent it is by thoroughly cooking eggs and meats. You should cook meat until no longer pink in the middle.   

Some foodborne illnesses are: